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People  magazine reports, “Kevin Costner will speak at Whitney Houston’s funeral to be held Saturday in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney was Kevin’s love interest in her first film “The Bodyguard.”

Costner will speak about the passing of his close friend and former co-star. Houston made her big-screen debut in the 1992 hit movie. “The Bodyguard” earned over $400 million at the box-office. The film featured Whitney’s signature song written by Dolly Parton ‘I Will Always Love You.’ Current record sales for that song has sky-rocketed. It’s been selling in huge quantities since her sudden death on Saturday.

The soundtrack to “The Bodyguard,” as well as Whitney’s self-titled debut album are big sellers.

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